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Single parents

Published 17/08/2011 | 05:00

•Leaving aside all the moralising on broken homes leading to yob culture -- as evidenced in the rioting and looting in the UK last week -- there are as just as many damaged children who come from 'respectable stable marriages' as from 'single-parent' families.

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We need to find a new term for families where only the mother is involved in active parenting, because there is no such thing as a single mother in the sense that every child has a father.

Even if the child was born via an unconventional method, somewhere along the way a man was involved.

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